Refresco U.S. - QA Supervisor

Job Title: QA Supervisor
Company: Refresco U.S.
Location: 1701 South Lee Street, Fort Gibson, OK, 74434
Industry Sectors: Beverage - Non Alcoholic
Date Posted: 10/19/2016

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participant in Food Safety team to include HACCP training and relevant certifications. 

  • Ensure customer required documentation is collected, reviewed, and approved by established deadlines. 

  • Collaboration with Formulation Analyst, coordinators, and Production Supervisors to ensure safe compliant production to the specifications. 

  • Responsible for system to verify micro data and results.

  • HPLC testing and machine maintenance either in-house or 3rd party.

  • Ensure materials for sample testing are available and current.

  • Result analysis and training of Batch Analyst and technicians.

  • Lead the department when the QA Manager is not available.

  • Responsible for completing relevant employee evaluations of employees.

  • Maintain staffing and training matrix to ensure coverage with capable skills.

  • Be the lead for customer audits and a key point of contact for customer requests with regard to specifications, results, and relevant documents.

  • Good floor presence and lab to ensure expectations are being demonstrated. 

  • Responsible for Food Quality.

  • Responsible for Food Safety.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four year college or university is required; Science or Biology degree is preferred, with five to ten years plant beverage manufacturing experience.

  • Previous plant supervisory experience is desired, and hot fill, juice manufacturing experience is preferred.

  • Must be able to write clearly and informatively, and be able to read and interpret written information

Additional Skill Sets

  • Ability to communicate change effectively and build a commitment to overcome resistance to change. Prepares and supports those employees affected by the culture change. Monitors transition and evaluates results.

  • Balances group and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others. Contributes to building a positive employee relations environment. Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

  • Maintain an effective knowledge of our company financial, budget and operational goals as it relates to the role.

  • Provide effective planning, organizing and prioritizing project skills.

  • Troubleshooting capacity, able to ask questions and investigate to find root cause.

  • This is a development role where the candidate is expected to be progressing toward roles with larger responsibilities and scope. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands outlined below are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sit for extended periods of time.
  • Use hands to finder, handle, touch and manipulate items.
  • Speak and/or hear
  • Stand for extended periods, walk and reach with hands or arms.
  • Occasionally stoop, reach, kneel, crouch, twist and walk.
  • Have vision abilities to include proximate vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus as well as be able to effectively see and process computer generated images on a screen or hand-held device.


This Job Description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested by their manager or supervisor.